"The launch of the new GLA marks the culmination of a complete renewal of our family of compact cars," says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. "The high demand for our SUVs shows that we can offer the right model for all of our customers here. Reflecting customer demand, these include two off-road models, the GLB and GLA, which complement each other perfectly: the GLB is the most functional and most spacious representative of our compact class family, while the new GLA is positioned as its sporty brother and as a lifestyle-oriented SUV."
The instrument panel consists of a basic volume, which features optical "cut-outs" in the driver and front passenger area. It is available in two variants: with two 7-inch displays and in the Widescreen version, with two 10.25-inch displays. The standard features includes Mercedes-Benz User Experience. The powerful computer, brilliant screens, full-color head-up display, navigation, learning software, and voice control "Hey Mercedes" are several key advantages of the system.
The new GLA is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine that was completely designed for the new edition of the compact model series. An emission-free model with third-generation plug-in hybrid drive system is already in the works. The new GLA can do 0-62 in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph.